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A Princess of Mars


Published October 10, 2008



LibriVox recording of A Princess of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Read by Mark Nelson.

John Carter, an American Civil War veteran, goes prospecting in Arizona and, when set upon by Indians, is mysteriously transported to Mars, called "Barsoom" by its inhabitants. Carter finds that he has great strength on this planet, due to its lesser gravity. Carter soon falls in among the Tharks, a nomadic tribe of the planet's warlike, four-armed, green inhabitants. Thanks to his strength and combat abilities he rises in position in the tribe and earns the respect eventually the friendship of Tars Tarkas one of the Thark chiefs.
The Tharks subsequently capture Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, a member of the humanoid red Martian race. The red Martians inhabit a loose network of city states and control the desert planet's canals, along which its agriculture is concentrated. Carter rescues her from the green men to return her to her people. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Reviewer: humbug01 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 25, 2013
Subject: Outstanding
I have never been a big Sci-Fi reader, but I downloaded this audio book on a lark and was enthralled. It really is a great story and hooked me into the whole series of "Barsoom" novels by ERB.

It also hooked me into trying other works read by Mark Nelson. He is an excellent, professional-quality reader.
Reviewer: Timothy Ferguson - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 15, 2012
Subject: An excellent recording
...of a western pretending to be science fiction
Reviewer: bup - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 13, 2011
Subject: Great Book, Great Reading
Nelson's voices are satisfyingly alien, and the book is a rip-roaring archetypal example of early twentieth century pulp sci-fi. Loads of fun.
Reviewer: Sayeth - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 4, 2010
Subject: Free Listens review
John Carter's Barsoom adventures are frankly preposterous, even for Burroughs' day when people thought there might really be canals on Mars. However, the story has a momentum that propels it too fast to allow the reader to reflect on the inconsistencies of the plot or of the world Burroughs created. The constant cliffhangers and mild titillation gave the book great popularity among several generations of readers, including a number of science fiction writers who cited it as an important early influence. This book is a old-fashioned treat. For more reviews of free audio, visit www.freelistens.blogspot.com
Reviewer: mikezane - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 24, 2010
Subject: Great book
This is the first of the Barsoom series by ERB. I am reading them (okay listening to them) all in order.

John Carter is an adventurer of earth who mysteriously finds himself on Mars. There, he is captured by the green men of Mars called the Tharks, but he is strong, and wins notoriety and riches for himself. He also meets Dejah Thoris, the princess of Helium, whom he falls in love with. He escapes with her only to be separated from her and find himself captured by another band of Tharks. Whew what a ride!

Reading was excellent.
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